Polarized Approval: Republican & Democrat Opinion of Every President Since Eisenhower

For Presidents Day, Pew Research Center produced an eye opening visualization of presidential approval over the past 62 years, ranging from the beginning of the Eisenhower administration to the latest poll for Barack Obama. Unlike most presidential approval charts, however, this one splits ratings by political party. Overall, 47% of Americans approve of Obama’s job performance (up from 42% in December), but that score hides a growing polarization between Democrats and Republicans.

Early voting photos of Americas Election Day

Today is a big day for America. Happening every four years, a Presidential election brings out the good, the bad and the ugly in conversations and daily life. In addition to the election of President, there are numerous propositions in various states on the ballot this year that are addressing key issues such as the death penalty, marriage and the environment.